[mythtv-users] Script to check/fix Sky (UK) channel numbers
alastair.kerr at ed.ac.uk
Mon Jan 19 13:48:34 UTC 2009
Neil Bird wrote:
> As promised, here's an alpha of my script to sanitise Sky channel
> numbers. I didn't get a chance to revisit it over the W/E, but I did
> re-run it to double-check the output.
> I'm not sure how practical it's going to be to get it to update the
> d/b itself, as I can't see myself trusting it enough (at least until
> such time as I/someone generates a definitive Sky#<->xmltvid list)
> [e.g., E4 is, apparently, on a diff. channel for NI to the rest of the
> UK, but it's difficult to cater for that from the digitialspy site].
> As it stands, edit the details at the top (to get d/b host/user/pass
> and also [important!] the specific source_id for your Sky input. Run
> it, and it should print some SQL that, in principal, will fix
> mis-matched channel numbers.
> You probably want to go through ones you care about and check them
> manually before fixing anything! Also, it [currently] presumes that
> both the channum AND freqid are the Sky number (as that's how I have
> it). Also not sure how well it'll work with the radio channels (4
> digit with '0' prefix) as they seem to be coming through too.
> Any thoughts or improvements welcome!
Thanks for this Neil,
I will be away from my machine for a week but I am keen to try this when
I get home.
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